In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality upgradation of institutions of higher education, the NAAC proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of an institution’s system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks
  • The relevance and quality of academic and research programme
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
    Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad


Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of an institution
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education
    Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
  • Documentation of the various programmes / activities leading to quality improvement
    Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities
    Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters


IQAC will facilitate/contribute:

  • To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitate internalization of the quality culture
  • To the enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize many good practices
  • To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning.
  • To act as a change agent in the institution
  • To better internal communication



The current IQAC of GCE is as follows:

Chairperson: Dr.Sudha Bai R, Principal

Co-ordinator: Ms. Hayarnnisa M


Dr. Shylaja Kumari P (Associate. Prof. of Zoology)

Dr. Jiju Varghese Jacob. (Associate. Prof. of English)

Sri. Rajesh Kumar (Asst. Prof. of Malayalam)

Sri. Harikumar M (Senior Superintendent)

Dr. George Eapen (Former Principal, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta)

Sri. Shamnad T. S. (Alumni Representative)

Mr. Vishnu Satheeshan (III BCom , Student Representative)

Sri. Balachandran Nair (Vice President, PTA)


At GCE, the IQAC has been quite active in providing a spirit of internal quality in all its endeavours. Besides its routine functions including the distribution of a log books and work diary, the Cell has been quite active in the conduct of a host of seminars, national and international. The Cell has played a salubrious role in arranging academic talks and lectures by a host of eminent personalities on a variety of subjects. The Cell also documents the significant events of the college through AQAR (Annual Quality Assurance Report).